I've spent a week reading all through this forum to get a good idea on what to build my GS2 box out of.
My main computer (DAW) is already built:
Asus A7N8X dlx
AMD XP 3200+
1GB Ram
Radeon 9800 Pro
Drive 1 60GB ATA
Drive 2 40GB ATA (getting bigger one soon)
Using internal sound for now... MORE ON THIS BELOW
Adding:
NETGEAR GigaLAN Card

DAW software:
Cakewalk 9 (have) or get SONAR
Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (have)

Here's what I have planned for the GS3 box:
MOBO: Asus A8N-SLI DLX
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+

MEM: 2GB Mushkin
HD1: Maxtor 80GB
system
HD2: Maxtor 160GB
sounds/library
Case/Pwr: Midtower 450watt

CD/DVD: Sony DW-D26A

Video: my old ATI Rage 128

I'm also getting a Belkin KVM switch

The plan is to get a GSIF soundcard for the DAW machine and use FX-Teleport and GigaVST Adapter for audio/midi transfer between the two machines.

COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS? RANTS?